The article highlights the first part of an EBP study on Transportation Connectivity and Economic Productivity, that shows how transportation connectivity affects wages and jobs in different industries in cities, metro areas and across states. The article explains how labor market and business connectivity interact to affect economic productivity and business clusters within large metro areas. It also showcases how transportation planners can use this information to inform urban transportation investment plans and priorities. The second part, forthcoming, analyzes economic development implications of wider regional connectivity to supply chains, intermodal terminals and same-day travel markets.
The published article is available for a fee at https://journals.sagepub.com/doi/10.1177/03611981211002520 . The TRB manuscript is free and can be access by visiting the project link.
Weisbrod G, Goldberg J, Frank P. Measuring the Regional Economic Impact of Transportation Access Improvements in the Context of a Large Metropolitan Region. Transportation Research Record. March 2021. doi:10.1177/03611981211002520